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UNION CARBIDE, CUSTOMERS HELP HURRICANE ANDREW VICTIMS

 UNION CARBIDE, CUSTOMERS HELP HURRICANE ANDREW VICTIMS
 DANBURY, Conn., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- A cooperative effort between


Union Carbide Corp. and some of its customers is under way to provide construction and cleanup materials to south Florida in the wake of Hurricane Andrew, the company announced today. Union Carbide also delivered a $25,000 contribution to the American Red Cross for relief of victims in Louisiana, where it has manufacturing plants in Taft.
 The cooperative effort, which is in response to President Bush's appeal for plastic items, will provide:
 -- Nearly five million square feet of plastic construction sheeting for use in roofing and for temporary coverage of window and door openings.
 -- More than a million 30- and 36-gallon heavy-duty plastic cleanup bags.
 Two Union Carbide customers have volunteered to convert prime resins supplied by Carbide polyethylene plants in Seadrift, Texas, and Taft into the plastic construction sheeting. One of the converters, AEP of South Hackensack, N.J., will make 2.4 million square feet of the desperately needed material.
 The plastic cleanup bags are being donated by Heritage Bag Company of Dallas and Union Carbide-owned Performance Plastics of Canada. Resin for these bags was donated by Union Carbide's Star plant, located ten miles south of LaPlace, La., a town that suffered severe damage from the hurricane.
 Union Carbide employees at the Louisiana plants and employees of construction contractor Brown and Root, on the weekend following the storm, helped to remove trees, rubbish and debris in LaPlace. Food and clothing collected by employees, as well as much-needed drinking water, ice and building materials are being distributed to families through the area. The volunteer efforts will continue this Labor Day weekend.
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 /CONTACT: Lou Agnello of Union Carbide, 203-794-3386/
 (UK) CO: Union Carbide Corp. ST: Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana, Texas, New Jersey IN: CHM SU:


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